by in Food Borne Illnesses, Salmonella

A voluntary recall has been issued by Heritage International Inc. for a lot of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces. The Compton, California company announced the recall after routine samples tested positive for Salmonella. This recall only affects one lot of products. These products can be identified with the barcode number 00505124 and the Best Before date of 07.17.2016TF4. Recalled cashews were distributed to Trader Joe’s locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.

Salmonella poisoning is one of the most common forms of foodborne illness in America. It occurs when someone consumes contaminated food or water. Symptoms of the illness will appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection, and will include abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In many cases, someone infected with Salmonella will recover within a week and without medical attention. However, in those with certain risk factors, such as the elderly, children, and those with suppressed immune systems, the illness may linger or worsen, making medical attention necessary. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning contact a medical professional.